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Below is a family biography included in History of Page County, Iowa published by Iowa Historical Company in 1880.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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McGHEE, GEORGE F., farmer, section 30, P. O. Clarinda; born in Lake county, Ohio, May 24, 1842. When the lad was three years of age his parents moved to Armstrong county, Pennsylvania. In 1853 they moved back to Ohio, remaining until 1859. From Ohio they came to Iowa. The father of Mr. McGhee was born in Ireland in 1795, and died August 30,1880, on the present farm, His mother, born Dec. 25, 1808, is living with her son, who is still unmarried. Mr. McGhee owns a farm of eighty acres, all under a most excellent system of cultivation.

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This family biography is one of 558 biographies included in The History of Page County, Iowa published in 1880.  For the complete description, click here: Page County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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